[ koh-luh-stey-sis, -stas-is, kol-uh- ]
/ ˌkoʊ ləˈsteɪ sɪs, -ˈstæs ɪs, ˌkɒl ə- /

noun Pathology.

total or partial suppression of the flow of bile.


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Origin of cholestasis

First recorded in 1930–35; chole- + stasis

OTHER WORDS FROM cholestasis

cho·le·stat·ic [koh-luh-stat-ik, kol-uh-] /ˌkoʊ ləˈstæt ɪk, ˌkɒl ə-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020